In my question about Jedi Naval Ranks? I asked what the different ranks were in the Republic military. It came with an all encompassing "Commander" tag for the Jedi, but made me question another piece of the puzzle.

The question left unanswered was what kind of military branches does the Republic military have, and how are the different forces broken down to allow for a streamlined command structure (Admiral Tench vs General Kenobi, etc.)?

I'm offering a bounty looking for an answer drawing from credible and/or official sources.

Canon preferred, Legends canon sources will not be accepted, but speculation may be used if provided in conjunction with listed canon citations.

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    Related What is the difference between a general and an admiral? Commented Feb 16, 2016 at 18:48
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    In the Star Wars universe everyone is a General or an Admiral.
    – Gaius
    Commented Feb 16, 2016 at 18:50
  • @JackBNimble Definitely related, but what are the specific branches? The Air Force of the US military uses Generals, but so does the Army. This is pivotal to the question, but the linked question really helps differentiate between Admiral and General, but doesn't for General (Army) to General (Air Force).
    – Anoplexian
    Commented Feb 16, 2016 at 18:51
  • [military-sf] is a sub-genre of science fiction. Do you add [fantasy-genre] to every fantasy question you ask? I really think that it should be [warfare]. Let's see what meta has to say.
    – Mithical
    Commented Feb 17, 2016 at 15:23
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    No, but it's about military sci-fi, not the wars they have within them. This is LITERALLY about the military in science fiction, not the actual fighting and war and therefore is not warfare.
    – Anoplexian
    Commented Feb 17, 2016 at 15:25

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Republic ranks are as follows:

  • Supreme Commander

  • General (Army)/Admiral (Navy)

  • Colonel (Army)/Commodore (Navy)

  • Major (Army)/Group Captain (Navy)

  • Captain

  • Lieutenant

  • Ensign

  • Sergeant (Army)/Petty Officer (Navy)

  • Corporal

  • Specialist

  • Private

Note that 'Commander' is not a rank but a function. It may be occupied by any person (regardless of rank) if assigned for that purpose.

Canon Source (SWTOR codex entry)

  • Do you have any references?
    – T.J.L.
    Commented Feb 17, 2016 at 13:33
  • Multiple.Here's one: swtor.wikia.com/wiki/Republic_Military_Ranks
    – Overmind
    Commented Feb 17, 2016 at 13:40
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    They belong in the answer, then.
    – T.J.L.
    Commented Feb 17, 2016 at 13:41
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    @Overmind That's for SWTOR which is not considered G-canon, and is also not also not the Republic military.
    – Anoplexian
    Commented Feb 17, 2016 at 15:15
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    Disney owns the properties now, not Lucas, and has simplified things to "canon" and apocryphal "Legends". SWTOR didn't make the cut; it is non-canon.
    – T.J.L.
    Commented Feb 18, 2016 at 8:02

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